Kyle S. Peterson, DPM, AACFAS
Suburban Orthopaedics

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is performed to repair defects in the body caused by developmental abnormalities, congenital deformities, tumors, or infections.

Trauma Surgery

Trauma refers to injuries of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels,

Sports Medicine

Involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising


  • Older, middle-aged patients have similar clinical improvements after TAA

    Both middle-aged patients and geriatric patients experienced improvement in clinical outcome parameters following total ankle arthroplasty, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, here. Colleagues found geriatric patients were similar to patients of middle age with regard to both preoperative factors and their improvement in postoperative clinical parameters. […]

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  • Open modified Broström ankle reconstruction with internal brace augmentation: A novel approach

    Chronic lateral ankle instability can cause debilitating ankle pain and dysfunction in athletes and active individuals. In the untreated patient, chronic lateral ankle instability can potentially lead to late sequelae, such as ankle arthritis and deformity. For patients who have failed initial attempts at nonoperative treatment, i.e., physical therapy, bracing, etc., surgical management with an […]

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  • How does aging affect athletic performance?

    I remember the moment a few years ago while watching TV when I realized that if I were riding in the Tour de France, at age 42 I’d be the oldest person in the race. It hit me that my dream of racing in cycling’s biggest event was over…it was not going to happen. Not […]

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  • Make no bones about it: The female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health

    Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad” […]

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  • Study shows that injury rates from wearing high-heeled shoes have doubled

    Americans love high-heeled shoes. One survey in 2003 reported that 62 percent of American women wore shoes with a 2-inch or greater heel on a regular basis. Those shoes are taking a toll. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The findings were published […]

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  • Can diet and exercise prevent muscle loss in old age?

    Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that although some studies find diet can enhance the effects of exercise to prevent muscle loss in later life, current evidence about what works is inconsistent. Between the ages of 40 and 80, an estimated 30 to 50 per cent of muscle mass is lost, resulting in […]

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  • Male track and field athletes at greater risk of injury

    Compared with other sexes and competition levels, male track and field athletes, particularly masters male athletes, are at a greater risk of injury, according to researchers. During the course of a 3-year period, the researchers recorded 436 injuries sustained by 48,473 competing athletes participating in the Penn Relays Carnival who were treated by the medical […]

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  • Total ankle arthroplasty can improve outcomes in coronal plane deformity

    Although research has shown satisfactory outcomes for total ankle arthroplasty in patients with preoperative coronal plane deformity of greater than 10°, it is still considered a relative contraindication; however, researchers recently reported the effective use of total ankle arthroplasty in a patient with a severe preoperative varus deformity without the need for osteotomy. The researchers […]

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  • Noncontact lower-extremity injury risks likely differ by sport, gender

    According to recently published data, differences were noted between sport and sex with regard to the risk for sustaining a noncontact lower-extremity injury. Researchers culled online data self-reported from high school soccer and basketball players of both sexes who sustained a noncontact lower-extremity injury between 2005 and 2012. All injuries were compared against the 6.4 […]

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  • Osteochondral autograft transplantation may offer higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics

    Among patients who underwent cartilage repair of the knee, osteochondral autograft transplantation enabled a much higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics, according to results presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting. “Osteochondral autograft transfer offers a significantly higher return rate to pre-injury athletics,” Aaron J. Krych, MD, said in his presentation here. […]

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